St. Louis Neighborhood Development Blog
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Development Watch #1

Apologies for slow times on the St. Louis Neighborhood Development Blog. Winter weather has both slowed down permit activity and the ability to photograph what’s going on out there.

And so, to make up for the blog’s dormancy, below is a rare posting of several different potential projects.

  • Is the Mississippi Bluffs condominium development reviving? There are now two separate “grading and site work per plans” building permit applications on file, one for 5100 S. Broadway in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood and the other at 5224 S. Broadway. The owner is listed as McBride and Son Homes. Both are valued at $233,000. Might we see some new homes pop up on this riverfront site, next to the circa 2009 existing Mississippi Bluff Condos?

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  • A $3.5 million dollar rehabilitation/remodeling of the old Blair School in the St. Louis Place neighborhood (2707 Rauschenbach) may begin soon, as there is now a building permit application on file in that amount for the property. The owner is 2707 Rauschenbach Associates, LLC. McCormack Baron Salazar is the developer and has maintained the complex since 1996. More information is available here.

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  • Two new homes are to be built in the Skinker DeBaliviere neighborhood located at 5789 and 5791 McPherson Avenue. Two separate $100,000 permits were issued last week to construct the two new single families. The owner is McPherson 2001 Land Company, which has constructed several homes on this once heavily vacant block (including these homes on the same block). In all likelihood, the homes will look similar to the one shown below (at left).

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  • Another new single family home is coming to a vacant lot in Lafayette Square located at 1216 Dolman. A $310,000 building permit was issued last week to construct the single family home. The property is actually an active listing on MLS, listed by Diversified Real Estate Group. See that listing here while it is still live.¬†Below is a photograph of the model they intend to build:

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  • A $7 million building permit application is now on file for 4400 Manchester, a 55-unit mixed use development in Forest Park Southeast proposed by Amy and Amrit Gill of Restoration St. Louis. The permit has not yet been issued. Below is a rendering of the proposed mixed use building:

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  • Last last month, Bissinger’s applied for a $3.8 million permit to rehab a warehouse they purchased at 1600 North Broadway in the Near North Riverfront area for the purposes of opening a new production facility with retail space and public tours. That permit has not yet been issued. For more information, click here.

Below is a Google Streetview capture of 1600 N. Broadway:

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  • A $1 million building permit application is on file (not yet issued) to construct a mixed use building at 1924 Edwards on the Hill. Pagano Land Development, LLC is shown as the owner. The building would have three residential units and one commercial space. In addition to the new mixed use building, Pagano has applied to construct a new single family home just to the north—1918 Edwards—at a cost of $250,000. Pagano has developed the town homes located at Macklind and Magnolia nearby in the Southwest Garden. Currently they are planning to construct three new units of similar design in Forest Park Southeast. Read more on that development here.¬†Presently, we have not seen any renderings for this proposed mixed use building on the Hill. When we find one, we will post it on this site.

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Near North Riverfront Commercial Building Under Rehab (907 Dock Street)

A commercial building located at 907 Dock Street in the city’s Near North Riverfront neighborhood is undergoing an $85,000 rehab by owner 9th and Dock Properties, LLC. The building has been vacant since at least 2001.

Below is a recent photograph of the property:

And here is a Google Streetview capture pre-rehab:

STLNABEDEV is not aware of the intended use of the property, which is located in an area of heavy industry and sporadic residential buildings. If we receive more information, we will post it here.

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Stamping Lofts Rehab on the Near North Riverfront Underway (219 Cass)

The $9.8 million rehab of the St. Louis Stamping Lofts, part of the Farmworks development in the city’s Near North Riverfront neighborhood, is well underway.

The Stamping Lofts will house 56 affordable studio apartments geared towards veterans, the homeless, ex-offenders, and other special needs/at-risk populations. The goal of the Farmworks project is to connect these populations with job opportunities on-site, as the other buildings in the Farmworks complex (addressed at 101-125 Cass) will include an urban farm and green business incubator. More information about the development may be found on its website here.

Below is a recent photograph of the structure at 219 Cass, the residential component of Farmworks:


A different angle:


The rehabbed building will soon welcome travelers on the nearby new Mississippi River Bridge (also under construction) to a more sustainable, attractive Near North Riverfront.

Below is a small photograph from Farmworks’ site that shows the building in its previous state of ruin, having suffered a partial collapse following high winds last year (at left). The structure is shown stabilized at right.

Rehab photographs were provided by Ryan Albritton.

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